Call For Entries
Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints is the twelfth competitive national exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museums. Submissions are encouraged by artists addressing the topic of “contested spaces” from both content and aesthetic perspectives. The theme provides an opportunity for artists to focus on their own understandings of “contested spaces” with a variety of interpretations, styles, and techniques. Open to all forms of prints, the exhibition is presented as a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists from throughout the United States. The Harnett Biennial will be on view from October 22 to December 6, 2019, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University Museums.
The juror of this year’s Harnett Biennial is Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum. She has curated the exhibition Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, and co-curated the exhibitions Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection and Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas. Additionally, she co-organized Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty (2016-2017) and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2018). She co-curated the current exhibition Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall, on view at the Brooklyn Museum through December 8, 2019. Previously, she was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-2016). She has worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Hermo received her B.A. in Art History and English from the University of Richmond in 2007 and her M.A. in Art History at Hunter College in 2019.
The deadline for submission is August 1, 2019. The exhibition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Entries must be in the category of printmaking using any traditional and/or experimental techniques and media. Eligible entries include prints on paper using, but not limited to, such media as intaglio, relief, planographic, stencil, monotype, and digital processes (no giclée reproductions are allowed). Photographs on paper are eligible. Prints must have been completed in the last two years.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal http: https://bit.ly/2wq5HOv